Moab Dining Scene: Family
If you worked up an appetite playing under the desert sun, you’ll be relieved to know Moab has a wide array of superb dining options to suit just about any age or taste.
One of the best things about a day in Moab is the meal you’ll surely earn by hiking, biking, climbing, paddling and simply playing in this desert playground. You’ll work up a solid appetite, whatever the order of the day. And there are plenty of places to satisfy it.
An unforgettable way to start the day is with a patio breakfast at Eklecticafe, a funky little café on the outskirts of town. They serve some of the darn-finest breakfast dishes you’ve ever had — whether you prefer sweet or savory. Most of their dishes are based on classic breakfast fare, always with a funky twist. They also helpfully offer vegetarian and vegan offerings (you can substitute a tofu scramble for scrambled eggs in the breakfast burrito, for example).
While you wait, you can select a pastry to take with you on the day’s adventures (the scones will holler at you from their countertop display), and you can peruse clever local art and jewelry. Eklecticafe is a popular joint, but even if you have to wait in line, you’ll probably still want to return the next day.
And if you’re not big on breakfast but just need a quick, good cup of joe, Wicked Brew Espresso Drive-Thru will start your engine with a solid cup of organic coffee.
Once lunchtime rolls around, stop into the Peace Tree Juice Café, which offers juices and smoothies, but also has a full food menu as well. Their wraps are especially tasty, or you could go for a pasta dish or burger if you’ve worked up a proper appetite. You can wash it down with a colorful fresh juice or fruity smoothie (which kids will especially appreciate).
Once you’ve put your sun hat away for the evening, you have some stellar dinner options. If you feel like a taste of the unexpected, Singha offers surprisingly excellent, authentic Thai food. (Often, asking a carload of tired hikers if they feel like curry will result in a resounding affirmation.)
For an even more unexpected option, Sabaku Sushi offers a very unique fusion of Asian sushi with a Southwest twist. It’s a rare opportunity to order fresh ceviche, maki sushi, vegetarian sushi — even elk tataki (lightly seared) — and cocktails all in the same sitting.
If a good old-fashioned bar night is in order, Eddie McStiff’s is a town classic, and the perfect place to stir up a little mischief. They have a good range of beers on tap, and a full menu of bar food including several different types of burgers: salmon, turkey, veggie, buffalo, garlic, or beef. Read more about Eddie McStiff's and dining after an adventure in Moab.
And, finally, if kiddos are in tow and you need a low-fuss restaurant that still offers excellent beer choices for the grown-ups in the group, check out the Moab Brewery. You can select any of the brewery’s delectable beers to wash your meal down, and the lengthy menu means there’s something for everyone: kids, vegetarians, light eaters, and gluten-free folks too.
Addresses and GPS Coordinates:
Downtown Moab: 38.573453, -109.550046
352 North Main Street
Wicked Brew Espresso Drive-Thru
Peace Tree Juice Cafe
20 South Main Street
92 East Center Street
90 East Center Street
57 South Main Street
686 South Main Street